Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Job Description

A vocational rehabilitation counselor provides assistance to people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment.

Vocational rehabilitation counselors work with individuals with disabilities to help them identify their strengths and abilities and to identify occupations that will allow them to work at their maximum potential.

Vocational rehabilitation counselors also provide assistance to individuals with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment.

As part of this process, vocational rehabilitation counselors provide job and financial counseling, help people apply for employment, and provide job coaching and training.

Vocational rehabilitation counselors also help people identify what types of accommodations may be necessary for them to be able to successfully perform their job tasks, how to advocate for accommodations, and what types of accommodations they may need

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor who can help us achieve our goals.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Duties:

  • Provide vocational assessment, planning, and program support services to individuals with disabilities
  • Offer individual counselling and group psychoeducational and vocational assessments
  • Plan and implement vocational rehabilitation and job placement services
  • Teach appropriate vocational skills, including the use of assistive technology
  • Create and maintain documentation relevant to vocational rehabilitation
  • Provide self-employment supports and work incentives
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with schools and state agencies
  • Provide referral services to external agencies

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Responsibilities:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, psychology, or a related field
  • 3+ years of case management experience
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws regarding employment for individuals with disabilities
  • Ability to motivate and educate individuals regarding their employment options
  • Hardworking

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Serve as an advocate for people with disabilities and be a source of information, advice, and referral regarding community resources and opportunities for job participation
  • Advise clients on available programs, coordinate and schedule evaluations, refer clients to vocational rehabilitation (VR), and follow up with clients as needed
  • Work with clients to identify job readiness skills, explore employment opportunities, identify barriers, and assist with job development and placement
  • Develop and maintain relationships within the community to identify employers, provide professional development, and assist in the re-employment process
  • Attend 2-3 training sessions a year
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an I/DD Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Company Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages.

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